Aaron Swartz’s Weblog: Raw Thought


Raw Thought

by Aaron Swartz

Archives

What Happens in The Dark Knight (November 1, 2012)

How Looper Works (October 8, 2012)

Fix the machine, not the person (September 25, 2012)

Cherish mistakes (September 17, 2012)

Confront reality (September 9, 2012)

Lean into the pain (September 1, 2012)

What are the optimal biases to overcome? (August 29, 2012)

Look at yourself objectively (August 18, 2012)

What Happens in Batman Begins (August 22, 2012)

Believe you can change (August 18, 2012)

Edmund Burke Explains The Dark Knight Rises (August 19, 2012)

Take a step back (August 18, 2012)

Raw Nerve (August 18, 2012)

Do I have too much faith in science? (August 10, 2012)

What do startup founders want? (August 5, 2012)

What Happens in The Dark Knight Rises (July 29, 2012)

Is Awkwardness Avoidable? (July 23, 2012)

Thoughts on Citizen Kane (July 8, 2012)

Libertarianism and the State (July 6, 2012)

Thinking Clearly About Piece-Work (July 5, 2012)

New: The Pokayoke Guide to Developing Software (June 26, 2012)

America After Meritocracy: Chris Hayes’ The Twilight of The Elites (June 20, 2012)

Perfect Institutions (June 8, 2012)

The 2011 Review of Books (April 19, 2012)

How Python 3 Should Have Worked (March 9, 2012)

When will experiences replace movie theaters? (February 14, 2012)

On Intellectual Dishonesty (December 14, 2011)

Election Ballot 2011 (November 8, 2011)

Steve Jobs and the Founder’s Pain (November 3, 2011)

Apple and the Kindle (November 3, 2011)

Revolutions on the Internet (November 1, 2011)

A Better Travel Guide for Geeks (September 4, 2011)

What Does Google Mean by “Evil”? (August 22, 2011)

Understanding Groupon Means Understanding ACSOI (August 18, 2011)

How Apple Works (July 22, 2011)

Watch That Space (July 18, 2011)

Goods, Services, and Delegations (July 18, 2011)

New Homepage (June 22, 2011)

Individuals in a World of Science (April 6, 2011)

Squaring the Triangle: Secure, Decentralized, Human-Readable Names (January 6, 2011)

My Twitter Viewer (January 4, 2011)

2010 Review of Books (January 3, 2011)

A Censorship-Resistant Web (December 21, 2010)

Outline of a Digital Preservation System (October 18, 2010)

When Brute Force Fails (October 18, 2010)

The Real Problem with Waiting for “Superman” (October 8, 2010)

Rethinking Hyperbolic Discounting (or, The Percentage Fallacy, Continued) (October 7, 2010)

Campaigners, Please! (August 4, 2010)

You Don’t Know John (Maynard Keynes) (July 27, 2010)

The Perils of Parfit 1: Credible Commitments (July 1, 2010)

Management, Organizing, Mobilizing (June 29, 2010)

Brought to You by the Letter S (June 21, 2010)

The Political Philosophy of Toy Story 3 (June 20, 2010)

That Sounds Smart (June 18, 2010)

How to Get a Job Like Mine (April 7, 2010)

A Reading Machine (March 29, 2010)

The Anti-Suit Movement (March 16, 2010)

The Reason So Many People Are Unemployed (March 14, 2010)

Theory of Change (March 14, 2010)

Philosophical Puzzles Resolved (March 8, 2010)

On DIRFAs (March 4, 2010)

HOWTO: Read more books (March 2, 2010)

HOWTO: Lose weight (March 1, 2010)

When Is Transparency Useful? (February 11, 2010)

The Vioxx Story (February 10, 2010)

Fewer Representatives or More Monitors? (January 30, 2010)

Is Apple Evil? (January 27, 2010)

Do It Now (January 8, 2010)

Should our cognitive biases have moral weight? (January 8, 2010)

A Backup Solution? (January 3, 2010)

2009 Review of Books (January 3, 2010)

Against Reflective Equilibrium (or, What is ethics for?) (December 30, 2009)

Researcher Job (December 27, 2009)

Googling for Sociopaths (December 14, 2009)

How I Hire Programmers (November 29, 2009)

Is the DMCA a scam? (November 14, 2009)

The Logic of Google Ads (November 3, 2009)

Election Ballot 2009 (November 3, 2009)

Subjectivism (October 19, 2009)

Disciplinary Bubbles (October 20, 2009)

djb (October 19, 2009)

Wanted by the FBI (October 5, 2009)

A Summary/Explanation of John Maynard Keynes’ General Theory (September 22, 2009)

Keynes, Explained Briefly (September 24, 2009)

Redesign (September 23, 2009)

The New Science of Causation (September 21, 2009)

Tim DeLaughter and the Boundary of Spectacle (September 18, 2009)

On Finishing Infinite Jest (September 16, 2009)

Honest Theft (September 15, 2009)

A Short Course in Ethics (September 14, 2009)

Why I Am Not Gay (September 8, 2009)

A Political Startup (September 8, 2009)

The Trouble with Nonprofits (September 7, 2009)

Why I Won’t Use Rimuhosting (August 27, 2009)

Google Voice Security Flaw (August 25, 2009)

The Newswipe Manifesto (August 24, 2009)

What Kind of a Thing is Twitter? (August 20, 2009)

How to Save A Life (August 18, 2009)

Scenes 2 (August 17, 2009)

Poverty Kills (August 12, 2009)

Reading Samuel Bowles (August 11, 2009)

Writing a Book: Part Two (Structure) (August 6, 2009)

Life in a World of Pervasive Immorality: The Ethics of Being Alive (August 2, 2009)

Hot Girl Syndrome (July 31, 2009)

The Median Voter and the Mixed Voter (July 28, 2009)

Writing a Book: Part One (Ambition) (July 27, 2009)

My Life Offline (July 24, 2009)

Namedropping (July 20, 2009)

A Life Offline (May 18, 2009)

This Month in Sociology (May 18, 2009)

How Policy Gets Made: A Primer (May 17, 2009)

A New Kind of Writing? (May 5, 2009)

Investigative Strike Teams (April 28, 2009)

Transparency is Bunk (April 23, 2009)

A Non-Local Revolution (April 15, 2009)

What Are Intellectuals Good For? (April 14, 2009)

The Logic of Loss (April 13, 2009)

Margo Seltzer (March 24, 2009)

Who Really Rules? (March 23, 2009)

Journalistic Capture and Fixing CNBC (March 16, 2009)

In Defense of Elections (March 9, 2009)

The Intellectual’s Creed (March 5, 2009)

A 24 Puzzle (March 4, 2009)

RSS Hits the Big Time (February 21, 2009)

Non-Hierarchical Management (February 16, 2009)

NYT Personals (February 13, 2009)

How Depressions Work (February 4, 2009)

Belém (February 3, 2009)

Economic BS Detector (January 28, 2009)

Cass Sunstein, Concern Troll (January 16, 2009)

Why are online ads cheaper? (January 12, 2009)

Felten for CTO? (January 8, 2009)

The True Story of the Telephone (January 5, 2009)

2008 Review of Books (January 3, 2009)

Bubble City: Chapter 12 (December 29, 2008)

The Forgotten Sidekick (December 11, 2008)

Blogs I Would Like to Read (November 25, 2008)

Obama’s Strategy: A Debate (November 22, 2008)

Inside GE (November 19, 2008)

An Obama Story (November 18, 2008)

Kafka for the Kindergarten Set (November 16, 2008)

The Credibility Gap (November 15, 2008)

OCLC on the Run (November 15, 2008)

Stealing Your Library: The OCLC Powergrab (November 13, 2008)

November 4 (November 7, 2008)

Whatever It Takes? (November 1, 2008)

What Could Happen (October 31, 2008)

In Defense of Anonymity (October 24, 2008)

Blame the Terrorist Black Muslims (October 15, 2008)

High Gas Prices Are Reagan’s Fault (September 18, 2008)

My Slate (September 16, 2008)

Obama’s Next Move (September 15, 2008)

A Saipan Story (September 14, 2008)

A Theory of Change (September 10, 2008)

My Life With Tim (August 25, 2008)

Everyday Utilitarianism: Who Gets the TV First? (August 24, 2008)

How To Launch Software (August 22, 2008)

The Predator State: A Summary (August 19, 2008)

Utilitarian Equilibriums (August 11, 2008)

The Percentage Fallacy (July 21, 2008)

The Guerilla Open Access Manifesto (July, 2008)

Capital and its Complements: A Summary (June 30, 2008)

Last Goodbyes (June 19, 2008)

Scenes (June 19, 2008)

Moving On (June 16, 2008)

Is Undercover Over? (June 12, 2008)

How to Promote Startups (June 9, 2008)

The False Consciousness Falsehood (May 19, 2008)

Tectonic Plates and Microfoundations (May 14, 2008)

Simplistic Sociological Functionalism (May 13, 2008)

How to Fix the News (May 12, 2008)

Science or Philosophy?: Jon Elster and John Searle (May 12, 2008)

The Toolbox Does Not Shrink (May 11, 2008)

Money and Control (April 20, 2008)

Money and Worth (April 20, 2008)

Slaves of Some Dead Sociologist (April 15, 2008)

Welcome, watchdog.net (April 14, 2008)

Banff (March 16, 2008)

Review: The New Ruthless Economy (March 9, 2008)

The Visible Hand: A Summary (March 2, 2008)

Very Good Introductions (February 22, 2008)

Election Slate: February 2008 (February 4, 2008)

A Very Speculative Theory of Free Will (January 28, 2008)

How Dumb is Daniel Dennett? (January 19, 2008)

Introducing theinfo.org (January 15, 2008)

2007 Review of Books (January 5, 2008)

2007 Review of Projects (January 2, 2008)

Starting Out in the Morning (December 28, 2007)

The Theory of The Game (December 24, 2007)

No Superpowers (December 17, 2007)

Bubble City: Chapter 11 (December 14, 2007)

Judgment Day (December 10, 2007)

The Handwriting on the Wall (December 6, 2007)

Sick (November 27, 2007)

Bubble City: Chapter 10 (November 19, 2007)

Bubble City: Chapter 9 (November 19, 2007)

Bubble City: Chapter 8 (November 18, 2007)

Bubble City: Chapter 7 (November 15, 2007)

Cooling the Mark Out (November 14, 2007)

Bubble City: Chapter 6 (November 8, 2007)

GPhone Announced, Morons (November 6, 2007)

Bubble City: Chapter 5 (November 6, 2007)

Bubble City: Chapter 4 (November 6, 2007)

Bubble City: Chapter 3 (November 3, 2007)

Bubble City: Chapter 2 (November 2, 2007)

Bubble City: Chapter 1 (November 1, 2007)

Bubble City: Preface (October 31, 2007)

How to Build Decent Productivity Software (October 29, 2007)

Area Scientist’s Study Confirms Own Prejudices (October 22, 2007)

Dear Colleagues: Orders from China’s Minister of Internet Censorship (October 12, 2007)

The Joy of Public Speaking (September 27, 2007)

Was Rachel Carson a Mass Murderer? (September 21, 2007)

Sweating the Small Stuff (September 16, 2007)

Perfectionism (August 31, 2007)

The Interrupt-Driven Life (August 20, 2007)

Improving the Foo Camp Format (August 5, 2007)

Sci Foo 2007 Gossip Liveblog (August 4, 2007)

Consciousness Clarified (August 1, 2007)

Fear and Loathing: A Correction (July 18, 2007)

Announcing the Open Library (July 16, 2007)

Fear and Loathing in Biotechnology Firms (July 10, 2007)

Real Good Books (July 4, 2007)

Books I Recommend Without Reservation: 2006 (June 28, 2007)

That Vision Thing (May 30, 2007)

Discrimination and Causation (May 23, 2007)

Follow Your Heart (May 14, 2007)

Lengthy Interview (May 7, 2007)

The Incurable Romantic (May 6, 2007)

A Call for Science that Matters (April 24, 2007)

Secured Leisure (April 22, 2007)

Everything Good is Bad For You (March 29, 2007)

John Hockenberry on Reporting the War at NBC (March 28, 2007)

Aaron’s Patented Demotivational Seminar (March 27, 2007)

The Secret Behind The Secret (March 26, 2007)

Newspeak™ (March 25, 2007)

This Television Life (March 23, 2007)

How Quantum Mechanics is Compatible with Free Will (March 18, 2007)

Write Web Works With Me! (March 16, 2007)

Hating John Searle (March 14, 2007)

Reagan, Star Wars, and the End of the Cold War (March 13, 2007)

Why You Shop At Wal-Mart: Economics Eats Itself (March 13, 2007)

Ode to a Blue Bicycle (March 11, 2007)

Classism at Google (February 18, 2007)

Bandwagon (February 17, 2007)

God Is My Dungeonmaster (February 16, 2007)

Average People (February 14, 2007)

Incompleteness: The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Gödel (February 12, 2007)

It’s Faust! (February 12, 2007)

The Activist’s Creed (February 11, 2007)

Our Underachieving College Presidents (February 9, 2007)

The Enemy Too Close to Home (February 8, 2007)

Getting Past (February 8, 2007)

The Logic of Open DRM (February 7, 2007)

Neurosis #9 (February 7, 2007)

Justifications for Myself (February 6, 2007)

San Francisco (February 3, 2007)

Cambridge (February 1, 2007)

Stockholm (January 31, 2007)

Dresden (January 30, 2007)

Berlin (January 30, 2007)

Cities (January 30, 2007)

Fired (January 24, 2007)

The Fundamental Law of Sociology (January 23, 2007)

Last Day of Summer Camp (January 22, 2007)

A Moment Before Dying (January 18, 2007)

The Capital of Scandinavia (January 10, 2007)

Happy New Year (January 2, 2007)

The Sociologist’s Creed (January 2, 2007)

Products That Should Exist (December 29, 2006)

Causes of Conformance (December 28, 2006)

Welcome to the Panopticon (December 28, 2006)

Wither the Two Cultures? (December 27, 2006)

Cultural Imperialism Sucks: a visit to Berlin (December 27, 2006)

The Journalist’s Creed (December 24, 2006)

Sociology or Anthropology (December 23, 2006)

Cliche Finder (December 22, 2006)

Museums and Exploratoriums (December 21, 2006)

Drugs and Guns (December 19, 2006)

Medium Stupid (December 19, 2006)

The Grim Meathook Future (December 17, 2006)

Tips for Better Thinking (December 15, 2006)

Think Bigger: A Generalist Manifesto (December 14, 2006)

The Goog Life: how Google keeps employees by treating them like kids (December 13, 2006)

Eight Reasons (Some) Wikis Work (December 12, 2006)

Seven Habits of Highly Successful Websites (December 12, 2006)

The Politics of Wikipedians (December 12, 2006)

The Politics of Wikis (December 11, 2006)

Business “Ethics” (December 11, 2006)

Competition of Experimentation? (December 7, 2006)

The City with No Heart (December 5, 2006)

The Genius is in the Details (December 4, 2006)

Drop Out (December 3, 2006)

Never Back to School (December 2, 2006)

Two Conceptions of Taste (December 1, 2006)

Lazy Backup (November 29, 2006)

A Trip to the Courthouse: Part 2 (November 28, 2006)

A Trip to the Courthouse: Part 1 (November 27, 2006)

Why It Makes Sense to Bite the Hand that Feeds You (November 27, 2006)

Pay it Forward (November 5, 2006)

Free Speech: Because We Can (November 23, 2006)

Bread and Cheese (November 23, 2006)

Identity Fetishism (November 21, 2006)

Disinfecting the Sunlight Foundation (November 20, 2006)

San Francisco: Silicon Valley’s Ghetto (November 19, 2006)

Ostensible Networks vs. Friendship Networks (November 18, 2006)

Kahle v. Ashcroft write-up (November 16, 2006)

Office Space (November 15, 2006)

The Existential Terror of San Francisco (November 14, 2006)

Meeting Peter Singer (November 13, 2006)

The Meaning of Borat (November 12, 2006)

Life at the Office (November 10, 2006)

The Millionaire’s Ball (November 9, 2006)

Robert Walker, Road Warrior (November 8, 2006)

The Early Days of A Better Website (November 7, 2006)

Mr. Millionaire (November 6, 2006)

Everybody Tells Me So (November 3, 2006)

The Afterparty (November 2, 2006)

The Aftermath (November 1, 2006)

And Now, The News (October 31, 2006)

Up Against Love (October 30, 2006)

What is Elitism? (October 29, 2006)

Founder’s Syndrome (October 27, 2006)

Google and the Gradient (October 26, 2006)

Somerville’s Oddest Park (October 25, 2006)

A Night at the Coop (October 24, 2006)

That Isn’t Science! (October 18, 2006)

The Archives (October 22, 2006)

I Hate the News (October 20, 2006)

The Invention of Objectivity (October 19, 2006)

Science Summaries (October 18, 2006)

Talking Right (October 17, 2006)

The Sexual Life of Savages (October 16, 2006)

Blast from the Past (October 15, 2006)

Getting It Right (October 13, 2006)

Getting it Wrong (October 12, 2006)

iz r childrens lrnng? (October 11, 2006)

Visiting Olin College (October 10, 2006)

Visiting Mission Hill (October 9, 2006)

Mamet on Auditions (October 8, 2006)

College: Commodity or Community? (October 6, 2006)

What’s Radical About the Liberal Arts? (October 4, 2006)

The Greatness of College Lectures (October 4, 2006)

The Awfulness of College Lectures (October 3, 2006)

Fashion Notes (October 2, 2006)

Life in the Hospital (October 1, 2006)

Take the Easy Way Out (September 29, 2006)

A Unified Theory of Magazines (September 28, 2006)

A Feminist Goes to the Hospital (September 27, 2006)

Alone in the Hospital (September 26, 2006)

of the MBTA (September 25, 2006)

Weekend Update (September 24, 2006)

(The Dandy Warhols) Come Down (September 22, 2006)

Code, and Other Laws of Wikipedia (September 18, 2006)

Making More Wikipedias (September 14, 2006)

Making More Wikipedians (September 11, 2006)

Who Runs Wikipedia? (September 7, 2006)

False Outliers (September 5, 2006)

Who Writes Wikipedia? — Responses (September 5, 2006)

Who Writes Wikipedia? (September 4, 2006)

Wikimedia at the Crossroads (August 31, 2006)

The Smalltalk Question (August 16, 2006)

Growth (August 11, 2006)

Solidarity for the Shy: Achieving Critical Mass (August 8, 2006)

Simple Tips for Longer Living (July 31, 2006)

What is going on here? (July 29, 2006)

Nutrition Basics (July 28, 2006)

I Love the University (July 26, 2006)

On Losing Weight (July 26, 2006)

What Does Blogspace Look Like? (July 26, 2006)

The Techniques of Mass Collaboration: A Third Way Out (July 19, 2006)

The Fruits of Mass Collaboration (July 18, 2006)

What Makes a Personality Scary? (July 17, 2006)

The Attraction of the Center (July 12, 2006)

The Hard Sciences (July 11, 2006)

Release Late, Release Rarely (July 5, 2006)

What’s Freedom? (June 23, 2006)

A Clarification (June 20, 2006)

In Offense of Classical Music (June 20, 2006)

Life in Suburbia: Land of Cliche (June 16, 2006)

Fighting Back: Responses to the Mainstream Media (June 15, 2006)

Hurting Seniors: The Attack on Social Security (June 11, 2006)

Saving Business: The Origins of Right-Wing Think Tanks (June 10, 2006)

Spreading Lies: How Think Tanks Ignore the Facts (June 9, 2006)

Endorsing Racism: The Story of The Bell Curve (June 8, 2006)

Making Noise: How Right-Wing Think Tanks Get the Word Out (June 7, 2006)

Shifting the Terms of Debate: How Big Business Covered Up Global Warming (June 6, 2006)

An Inconvenient Truth (June 6, 2006)

Legacy (June 1, 2006)

Gmail Down (May 31, 2006)

A Non-Programmer’s Apology (May 27, 2006)

Introducing feeds.reddit (May 24, 2006)

The Conservative Nanny State (May 22, 2006)

The Book That Changed My Life (May 15, 2006)

Public Service Announcement (May 10, 2006)

Book Reviews (May 7, 2006)

Fat Backlash (May 7, 2006)

A Future Without Fat (April 28, 2006)

The Miracle Diet (April 26, 2006)

Do Faces Cause Depression?: Self-Experimentation in Science (April 23, 2006)

What It Means To Be An Intellectual (April 17, 2006)

Wassup? (March 27, 2006)

The Disappearance of Thought (January 28, 2006)

More MLKJ Day (January 27, 2006)

In His Own Words 2 (January 17, 2006)

Say Goodbye to Embarrassment (January 8, 2006)

Some Announcements (January 5, 2006)

Colombia is Bleeding (January 4, 2006)

A Brief History of Ajax (December 22, 2005)

Understanding Economic Jargon (November 25, 2005)

Rewriting Reddit (December 6, 2005)

Birthday Thoughts (November 8, 2005)

Trials of Testing (October 28, 2005)

The Startup News (October 26, 2005)

Founders Unite for Startup School (October 16, 2005)

The New McCarthy: Bill O’Reilly (October 12, 2005)

David Lynch and Vedic “Science” (October 5, 2005)

Serenity: A Review (September 29, 2005)

Serenity (September 24, 2005)

The Republican War on Science (September 24, 2005)

Paul Graham is Wrong (September 21, 2005)

Narcissism Notice (September 16, 2005)

Reflections on Cultural Fragments (August 26, 2005)

FOO Camp (August 25, 2005)

Behind the Rant: Maciej Ceglowski (August 8, 2005)

Eat and Code (August 2, 2005)

iCommons Summit (July 26, 2005)

Simon Arrives (July 26, 2005)

Faces of Fame (July 22, 2005)

Serious Social Science (July 21, 2005)

Our Next Superjumbo (July 20, 2005)

Change of Course (July 16, 2005)

Help Wanted: Programmers for Startup (July 14, 2005)

SFP: The Spirit Inside (July 5, 2005)

Of Washington And Worcester (July 3, 2005)

The Intentionality of Evil (June 23, 2005)

The Immorality of Freakonomics (June 17, 2005)

SFP: Fire Alarm (June 16, 2005)

SFP: Dinner with Dan (June 16, 2005)

SFP: First Contact (June 15, 2005)

Stanford/SFP: Leaving on a Jet Plane (June 11, 2005)

SFP: Home, Sweet, Home (June 9, 2005)

Sneak Peek (June 6, 2005)

Stanford: Season Finale (June 4, 2005)

The God Who Wasn’t There (And The One Who Was) (June 1, 2005)

Getting Back On Track (June 1, 2005)

What’s Going On Here? (May 15, 2005)

HOWTO: Be more productive (December 28, 2005)

What Happens at the End of Infinite Jest? (or, the Infinite Jest ending explained) (September 16, 2009)

Because We Can (October 20, 2009)

Cómo contrato programadores (December 30, 2009)

djb (October 26, 2009)

y the power of exponents, just five levels of councils, each consisting of only fifty people, is enough to cover over three hundred million people.? (April 18, 2012)

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